We're still trying to salvage the definition of "faith" this week. But fear not! This one is not total rehash of the last installment. It turns into a variety show of sorts at about the half-way point. Next time, we'll be getting Boris's take on our recent field trip to hear Lee Strobel speak.
What is faith? If you're looking for a ridiculously long answer, you'll find it in this episode.
We discuss a YouTube video posted by a feller who's figured out why God is proud of those who don't believe He exists. You'll want to check it out here before listening to this episode.
Closing music bed credits: "Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth (The B.I.B.L.E.)" by Genius/Gza (c) 1995 Altered Ego/Geffen
Secular Boris shakes things up a bit by selecting a verse from the NEW Testament this week. Dave gives it a reading in his best pulpit voice, then we try to answer the question: "Was Jesus calling upon his followers to slay people before Him for even the slightest of transgressions?"
Closing music bed credits: "Curl Up and Die" by Relient K (c) 2008 Gotee
As we inch closer to our 100th action-packed answer to the most challenging Christian quandaries, we pause to finally address the most important question of all: "Why the heck are we doing this?"
Closing music bed credits: "Just Let Me Know" by The Ocean Blue (c) 1989 Warner Bros.
Are Christians the ultimate relativists? Are we taking the most abrasive parts of the Old Testament and massaging them into something more palatable by today's cultural norms? If so, secular Boris is on a mission to call us out on the offense.
Closing music bed credits: "Everything You Want" by Vertical Horizon (c) 1999 BMG/Sony Music
Secular Boris sets a trick-question trap about the afterlife, only to find the uncooperative Christians whistling around the graveyard. Despite the foiled ensnarement, this episode is an interesting exploration of differing perspectives of what lies beyond.
Closing music bed credits: "I Will Follow You Into the Dark" by Death Cab for Cutie (c) 2005 Warner Elektra Atlantic Corp.
Boris wants to know why we so boldly proclaim Christianity's singular legitimacy in light of billions of others claiming the same of other religions. Our beloved secularist demands all responses hinge only on rational arguments and we give compliance our best shot. Are we successful? We'll let you be the judge. Our apologies for the recent delays in getting new shows up. We ran into a capacity issue with the host site which has (hopefully) been resolved.
Closing music bed credits: "Noticed" by Mutemath (c) 2007 WMG
Dave kicks things off by throwing a typically abysmal synopsis of the Atheist worldview into Boris' face. Boris pushes back with a typically philosophical secular retort. Nate joins the action by sharing a few stories about his own dalliances with hopelessness, and I round it all off with a handful nonsensical interjections.
Closing music bed credits: "When a Heart Breaks" by Ben Rector (C) 2010
Here we go again- Boris, our resident "secularist," is still trying to convince us three knuckleheads that the precepts of Christian morality are, in fact, completely immoral. This is going to go somewhere eventually . . . I think.
Closing music bed credits: "If I Die Young" Performed by The Band Perry (C) 2010 Republic Nashville Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.